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Organizational Development


Organizational Development and Learning

UW-Extension develops programs and facilitates processes to assist non-profit organizations and collaborations in addressing issues, understanding complex situations, and developing creative solutions.  Educational programs strive to increase participants’ knowledge and improve their decision-making abilities.  UW-Extension can offer facilitation, programming, and process design in:

  • Strategic Planning and Thinking
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Process Development and Facilitation
  • Facilitated Dialogue – World Cafe’
  • Board and Organizational Assessments

Since 2005, Community Development Educator Catherine Neiswender has facilitated organizational development and strategic planning for the following organizations and communities:

  • Appleton Public Montessori
  • Best Friends of Neenah Menasha
  • City of Omro
  • City of Oshkosh Community Development
  • City of Neenah/Neenah BID/Future Neenah
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
  • Lakeland Care District
  • Neenah Historical Society
  • Neighbor Care
  • NEW ERA
  • Oshkosh Area Community Pantry
  • Oshkosh Chamber Singers
  • Oshkosh Housing Coalition
  • Oshkosh Senior Center
  • Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
  • Oshkosh/Winnebago Community  Health Improvement Planning Process
  • Partners of the Americas Farmer to Farmer program in Guyana, South America
  • St. Jude’s Parish Oshkosh
  • Sustainable Fox Valley
  • TRICOMM
  • University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • Univeristy of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
  • Winnebago County Board
  • Wisconsin Association of BIDS
  • Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum
  • Winnebago Lakes Council